A Sticky Bun Bummer

Ah, sticky buns – you’ve got to love them. They resemble similarities with cinnamon rolls, except without the icing and with pecans. My mom has made sticky buns before, and guess what – they came out delicious. Not just delicious… irresistible! I attempted that, too… except that the results failed to satisfy me. I believeContinue reading “A Sticky Bun Bummer”

My Experience with Making Baked Alaska

For those who don’t know, baked Alaska is an ice cream cake with meringue. The bottom layer is cake, topped with ice cream, and covered with meringue.  You have to freeze the ice cream and cake together for at least 24 hours. Why? Because you bake it at 425 degrees. Your cake should be rock-solid.Continue reading “My Experience with Making Baked Alaska”

Homemade Chocolate Truffles and the Process of Making Them

Valentine’s Day might have triggered the idea of me making chocolate truffles. After all, they are part of the tradition. Many of us, including myself, love chocolate-covered strawberries. Yum!

The Top Cakes I Have Made in Recent Years

While I do understand why a lot of people, including myself, prefer commercially-made cakes for occasions, I often bake mine from scratch.

I Like Pina Coladas… And Making That Into Pie

Do you like pina coladas? How about pie? What about combining the 2? That is what I did recently. I took some to a friend’s house. Everyone there, including my friend, himself, enjoyed it. Now I will tell you the process. Recipe (which I don’t own, but am sharing them in my own words) YouContinue reading “I Like Pina Coladas… And Making That Into Pie”

Oreo, Oreo, Oh, Oreo… Pops!

It’s like eating cookie dough… except that there are no raw eggs or flour. You just crush them and blend them with cream cheese. You could do this by hand, although I would recommend using a food processor… not just to save time, but also for better quality. I would have also included my ownContinue reading “Oreo, Oreo, Oh, Oreo… Pops!”

Dairy-Free Doughnuts… A Mild Disaster

Although I have cooked beignets before (usually from a mix), Saturday, May 19th, 2018, was my first time making doughnuts from scratch. Thanks to my temporary dairy intolerance, I can no longer enjoy commercial-made baked goods unless they are specifically labeled as dairy-free or come from somewhere that never uses dairy. I am hoping to remove thisContinue reading “Dairy-Free Doughnuts… A Mild Disaster”

Fudge with Just Two Ingredients

Fudge is delicious. It comes in many flavors and those are good, as well, even if they’re kind of expensive at times. While trying to find a healthy dessert recipe, I came across a fudge recipe with only two ingredients: chocolate and almond butter. You read that right. Here’s how you do it. You meltContinue reading “Fudge with Just Two Ingredients”

Healthy and Happy Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry muffins are delicious. Many of us love them. However, did you know that there is a healthier way to make them? You read that correctly. I’m not kidding. There is a delicious blueberry muffin recipe made with no flour, but almond meal, and no sugar, but pure maple syrup (not Aunt Jemima’s pancake syrup). I didContinue reading “Healthy and Happy Blueberry Muffins”

I Had a Blast with These Blueberry Muffins!

When lockdown began, I stress-baked like crazy. I normally love the blueberry muffins from Dunkin’ Donuts (or now just Dunkin), and I still could have gotten them to go. Where I live, many restaurants still offered take-out, delivery, or curbside pickup. Anyway, I tried making these muffins using a kopykat recipe from the Internet. ItContinue reading “I Had a Blast with These Blueberry Muffins!”